SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.
Branches droop but resist breakage. Fall foliage color is yellow to orange, hence it's name. Flava is Latin for yellow.
Native to the Ohio Valley and Appalachian Mountains of the Eastern United States.
Previously listed in the Hippocastanaceae family.
Additional Common Names
YELLOW BUCKEYE, SWEET BUCKEYE
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 50 - 80 feet.
Width: 30 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Palmately Compound, Green, Yellow, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Light Brown Capsule, fruiting in Spring or Summer.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Aesculus flava Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 25, 2018.
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